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nextBOOK IT
Show off your photos in a custom-printed hardcover book using AdoramaPix. With many sizes and style options, you can create a photo book for any occasion. The PixPublisher software works from any web browser, allowing you to simply drag and drop your photos into one of hundreds of templates. For a more customized look, build your book from scratch with a variety of color backgrounds, borders and frames. The pages are professional-quality, archival photo paper, resistant to fading. When opened, the pages lie completely flat for easy, seamless spread display. Estimated Street Price: $34 (8x10-inch book with 26 pages). Contact: Adorama, (888) 216-6400, www.adoramapix.com.

nextPAPER MATTERS
Make gallery-quality prints using Hahnemühle’s Monet Canvas 410. The heavy, 100-percent cotton inkjet canvas features a classic woven pattern and fine surface texture. The paper’s natural white color is ideal for making fine-art photo prints. Monet Canvas is part of Hahnemühle’s Digital FineArt collection of genuine artists’ papers and canvases. With specially developed coatings for inkjet printers, these papers deliver long-lasting prints with a large color gamut and high color density. Estimated Street Price: $43 (10 sheets of 8½x11 inches). Contact: Hahnemühle, (815) 502-5880, www.hahnemuhle.com.

nextVIDEO IN A FLASH
Record HD video clips on a memory card designed for extended use. The Lexar Secure Digital High Capacity Full-HD Video memory card comes in 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB capacities and can record up to 90, 180 and 360 minutes of content, respectively. It also transfers image files quickly to the computer. Whether you’re shooting with a Flash-based camcorder or capturing high-def video on the Nikon D90, the card has enough space and speed to get the job done. List Price: TBA. Contact: Lexar,(800) 789-9418, www.lexar.com.

nextLONG-LENS TRAVELER
Carry your SLR and 300mm telephoto lens in the Domke F-300 Long Lens Bag. With a 45-degree-angle vertical design, you can get to your camera quickly. Foam-padded on all sides, the F-300 also has an expandable front pocket with fitted weather flap, with a rear pocket for accessories. The bag is made from a water-resistant heavyweight cotton canvas that has been treated with repellent for keeping moisture out and protecting your camera. Hook-and-loop straps on the side hold a monopod. Estimated Street Price: $153. Contact: Tiffen, (800) 645-2522, www.tiffen.com.
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SCAN IT
Preserve film images by converting them to digital files with HP’s Scanjet G3110. Scan four 35mm slides at once or one strip of film with up to five frames. Other key specs include 4800x9600-dpi resolution and 48-bit color, plus options for restoring color to faded photos, removing dust and scratches, and applying adaptive lighting to fix backlighting and other problems. List Price: $99. Contact: HP, (800) 752-0900, www.hp.com.

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